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Teen charged with setting fire to Minnesota church

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Authorities in central Minnesota said Wednesday that they've charged a teenager with setting fire to a 118-year-old Roman Catholic church in central Minnesota in 2016, racking up millions of dollars in damage and destroying a 19th-century altar that was built in ...

Minneapolis man sentenced for fatal light rail stabbing

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man previously convicted of murder has been sentenced to nearly 21 years in prison for fatally stabbing a 26-year-old man on a Minneapolis light rail station platform last fall. Forty-three-year-old Frank Runningshield Jr. of Minneapolis was sentenced Wednesday ...

Sheriff: Charges in Minnesota man’s killing still pending

MANTORVILLE, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota authorities are waiting for ballistic test results before charging a woman accused of killing her husband in southern Minnesota and fleeing to Florida, where she's charged in a woman's slaying. Sheriff Scott Rose in Minnesota's Dodge County said Wednesday ...

At raucous rally, Trump touts hawkish immigration plans

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Hours after reversing himself to end the forced separations of migrant families, President Donald Trump returned to the warm embrace of his supporters at a raucous rally Wednesday to defend his hard-line immigration policies while unleashing a torrent of grievances about ...

Fair food: 27 new foods coming to Minnesota State Fair

FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) — From giant stuffed tater tots to smoked ice cream, the Minnesota State Fair has unveiled 27 new foods that are hitting the concession stands at this year's festival. The new foods announced Tuesday range widely. They include everything from a Moroccan-inspired ...

Missing girl case reveals troubled family history

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An 11-year-old girl who ran away from her Minnesota home after an argument with her mother has been found safe, but the investigation into her disappearance revealed a family history of abuse and the recent unexplained death of her 8-year-old brother. Court records show ...

Cargill official supports global trade amid US tariffs

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota-based agricultural and shipping giant Cargill is emerging as a leading voice in support of global trade as President Donald Trump imposes tariffs on other countries. Global trade can be used to promote the environment, education and equality if organizations ...

Minnesota PUC opens hearings on Enbridge Line 3 replacement

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Passions ran high Monday as Minnesota regulators opened a key hearing on a final decision on Enbridge Energy's proposal to replace its deteriorating Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota. A crowd about evenly divided between supporters and opponents lined ...

City plans independent probe of Minneapolis sedation cases

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis officials said Monday they plan an independent investigation of a city report that its police officers have repeatedly asked medical responders to sedate people with the powerful tranquilizer ketamine. Mayor Jacob Frey and Police Chief Medaria Arradondo ...

Death, washed-out roads amid flooding in Upper Midwest

ASHLAND, Wis. (AP) — Widespread flooding in the Upper Midwest was blamed for at least one death in Wisconsin, while disaster declarations were issued Monday in northern Michigan after flash-flooding washed out roads, damaged businesses and caused dozens of sinkholes. The body of a ...

Minnesota man gets 25 years in beating death of toddler

STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) — A man who was on probation for assaulting a child in Wisconsin has been sentenced to 25 years in prison in Minnesota for the beating death of his fiancee's toddler. Jonathon David Wierstad learned his sentence after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in ...

Deputy pulls woman from sinking car in Minnesota lake

ALEXANDRIA, Minn. (AP) — A deputy went into a central Minnesota lake to rescue a woman from her sinking car. The Douglas County sheriff's office says it happened Saturday night in a construction zone on Interstate 94 near Lake Latoka, southwest of Alexandria. The sheriff's office says ...

2 Minnesota fathers die in crash on eve of Father’s Day

VERMILLION, Minn. (AP) — Two fathers have died in a crash on the eve of Father's Day near the town of Vermillion southeast of the Twin Cities. The Dakota County sheriff's office says the two-vehicle crash happened around 8:30 p.m. Saturday at 190th Street East and Goodwin Avenue. Witnesses ...

Paralyzed Humboldt player’s family preparing for next phase

AIRDRIE, Alberta (AP) — The parents of a paralyzed Humboldt Broncos hockey player are preparing for the next phase of his recovery — his return home. Ryan Straschnitzki is undergoing physiotherapy at the Shriners Hospital in Philadelphia after being paralyzed from the chest down in a crash ...

Army narrows list of cities down to 5 for new command HQ

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A U.S. Army spokesman says officials have narrowed to five the number of cities under consideration to house a prestigious command center that's meant to modernize Army operations and technology. Col. Patrick Seiber tells the Austin American-Statesman that Austin, Texas, ...

Minnesota residents reflect on tornado 50 years later

TRACY, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota residents are remembering the state's first recorded F5 tornado with 300 mph winds that caused widespread destruction in the southwestern part of the state. The tornado hit the city of Tracy on June 13, 1968. It destroyed dozens of homes, injured 150 and killed ...

University of Minnesota helps teens share their stories

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Undergraduates at the University of Minnesota are helping graduating middle school students document their uniqueness and desires for social change. Northeast Middle School eighth grade students created digital stories that highlight their identities through the Minnesota ...

2 killed, 2 injured in north Minneapolis alley crash

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities say two people were killed and two were injured when the driver of a van struck a parked vehicle in a north Minneapolis alley. Police spokesman John Elder says the accident happened just before 8 p.m. Friday, after the van entered the alley at a high rate of ...

Minneapolis hospital seeks review of EMS sedation cases

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hennepin Healthcare officials will ask an independent panel to review cases of its medical responders sedating people with the powerful tranquilizer ketamine. The action announced Friday is in response to a draft report obtained by the Star Tribune that says the drug ...

Minnesota man becomes brand voice of brewing company

By ALYSSA ZACZEK, St. Cloud Times ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Jan. 29, 2018, will go down in Minnesota history as the night Stu Neuman broke the internet. As Super Bowl LII approached, businesses all throughout the Twin Cities were brainstorming ways to stand out to visitors in a sea of ...

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